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mentioned, president obama and also republican rival mitt romney will both be campaigning in the all-important swing state of ohio today as voters get their very last chance to register for that november election. meantime, both presidential and vice presidential candidates are practicing for thursday's debate. republican paul ryan is in florida today warming up while vice president joe biden is at his home in delaware. >>> happening right now at 6:03, court is in session in pennsylvania, bellefonte, pennsylvania, where it is sentencing day for jerry sandusky, the former football coach at the center of a sex scandal at penn state. this is a live look. they are awaiting sandusky to arrive. you saw plenty of media out there. sandusky leaving jail this morning, this is new video right here. sandusky is convicted of abusing ten boys connected to his charity for underprivileged youth over a 15-year span. sandusky did not speak at his trial, but he is expected to speak at today's hearing. six of the victims who gave graphic testimony will also speak today. coming up at 6:50, a live report
both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to campaign. that is where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. and with the election just a month away, ohio is a state that many believe could be a deciding factor for both candidates in the election. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >>
to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing, a big bird. >> so he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view. i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus president obama was talking about big bird highlighting an issue in last week's debate when romney said one cut he would make to balance the budget was funding for public television. >> he's decided w
romney will. >> on both debates you get around town from doormen to millionaires, you get around quite a bit. and you as well. with people's reactions when asked about the debates, was it on substance or on style. >> on style was the first item on each one of the person's responses. they didn't talk about whether or not there was anything to do with medicare. they didn't talk about foreign policy. they talked about style, how he looked and delivered. >> each time we talked about this three or four time, me and the mayor, we wondered whether they realized there were split screen, that being obama. it matters a lot how you appear to people. not only good, bad or indifferent, but the truth of the matter people want to like the person they are voting for and think the person likes them. quite frankly the president didn't do well at that and i don't think biden did, either. they want to know if you can work together with people, not smear at them. >> biden's duty and responsibility was a wee bit different. >> that is true. >> the fate of the democratic party was so down. biden need
the biggest impact. >> that is interesting. thank you very much. >> and both mitt romney kpt president took their campaigns to important battle ground states today. the president appeared in ohio urging them to register to vote and he took a shot at his opponent's vow. >> he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. look. that is not leadership that. is salesmanship. >> there is an ad mocking romney for the comments but the broadcaster says it's not pleased wlt message and asked the campaign to take the ad down. romney responded with his own attack autos these are tough times with real serious issues. so have you to scratch your head when the president talks about saving big bird. >> narrowing polls and strong debate last week reenergized the campaign, polls show a tightening race with just four weeks until election day. the vice presidential debate is coming up this week and you can watch it thursday here at 6:00 p.m. >> democrats who are backing drop 30 asking the woman funding prop 38 to hold off on launching television ads. and there is a political battle. >> with proposition 3
on that issue. here's the difference. both can be a bad cop china, but romney's also a good cop to work out a positive trade agenda to grow the economy as well. >> let me ask you about ohio. it's your home state. what's been happening there? maybe things have shrunk. what were you thinking? >> i still get the sense obama's ahead. i think that might have been a obama high point. i think he was trending down, then the debate happened. i just came back from a few days in ohio. i think he's outspending romney on tv there. i think they both have a very strong ground game. sherrod brown's probably a point or two up on that as well. so i think it comes to the next two debates. it's a swing state. results will be within 1% of the national results. >> item going to hold you there. virginia will be the one that's closer. always good to have you here. thank you, sir. our monday political panel is here to kick off the week, but first, it's columbus day. you know what that means? this is the day that columbus sailed a ocean blue and did not have time for soup. the mess is closed. don't forget to check o
excuses. >> but while the romney campaign body language has changed, both are anxiously awaiting the first good post debate polls. those will give us our first look at the race after the debate and the friday unemployment report. plus, where will romney be when the results of those polls begin to come in. will he be in coin flip races in places like ohio, iowa and wisconsin? where will the president's number be? still sitting at 49 or 50 or have fallen down to 47, 48? national tracks are one thing. battleground states are another. tuesday, romney stumps virginia, then ohio with chris christie in cuyahoga falls. in three straight rallies in florida, he recounted his memories of a 14-year-old boy, david, that he befriended with leukemia. >> i sat down next to him and he said what happens next? and i spoke with him about what i believe happens next. clear eyes, full heart, can't lose. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> david's parents, members of romney's congregation, spoke at the convention. it's one of those things that you a lot of people have be
. >> i mean governor romney, this is his fourth day in a row in ohio. i think both campaigns have been pretty clear how important the buckeye state is. i'll ask is there a path to 270 for you guys without ohio? >> look. i don't think they've written ohio out or excuse me off. it's still their path to 270. that's why they're there. because there's excitement on the ground there. you're seeing vol -- >> can you win the presidency without ohio? >> yes. i believe so. i've not done the private polling. look what they're doing. they wouldn't be there if this wasn't a winnable state for them. one of the things you should look at, take a look at maine. there's a chance you're seeing an erosion of support for obama in a very blue state where one of them is actually pulling higher than ohio. this happened in '08 with nebraska. >> before i let you out of here, we saw them talking about abortion and he knew of no abortion legislation that would be part of his plan and ryan said he wouldn oppose it except in the cases of rape and incest and life or death of a mother. >> as a woman, i saw no dayligh
after governor romney promised cuts to unnecessary spending like grants to pbs. today both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to the campaign. now, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs, with the election just a month a with now this is going to be very important because ohio is a state that some people believe could make or break victory. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> big bird is the star of a new ad for president obama. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street... >> the obama campaign released this ad just this morning and it pokes more fun at homicide's pledge to cut funding for public television. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a 4-point lead in an updated survey. he is excited about his chances of winning next month. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> he campaigne
. >> reporter: with the race still tight both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> the president: i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: they even shared a few laughs with >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughing ] >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs. the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head for their second debate that will take place in new york. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> that second debate next week is at hofstra in new york in a town hall meeting format, abc 7 will carry it live tuesday night starting at 6 p.m.. >>> a's fans are thanking their team for a fantastic season, one that halls come to an end but not for lack of trying. the team could not manage one more win to advance in the playoffs. the tigers dominated the a's last night in the final game of their series shutting them out 6-0. fans say it was a great ride and in losing gave their team a standing ovation. >> on the oth
to link his own past budget proposals with romney's economic vision. both have been practicing for tonight's 90-minute showdown with sparring partners, and biden admits he's been studying ryan's book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman saying no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> i think he's probably going to come at me like a cannon ball. but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. >> reporter: let's talk experience. biden has the upper hand when it comes to that. the 69-year-old veteran politician has several debates under his belt. ryan cannot say the same. this is the 42-year-old's first vp debate. it all gets under way at 6:00 our time tonight. it's week held in danville, kentucky, at centre college. we will bring it to you live at 6:00. coming up we'll talk about who is expected to win. also president obama offering a little advice to biden. we'll hear what he has to say. jon and laura. >>> 6:16. if you happen to be waking up with us, time for a check on the top stories.
with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. >>> while democrats are pleased with vice president biden's performance it's unclear whether his aggressive style was offensive or convincing to the independents who will hold the margin of victory in the presidential election. >> randall, let's talk more. it was obviously interesting to watch. what were the strong and weak points of the candidates? >> reporter: well, certainly vice president biden had to make sure that everyone knew that democrats would fight. i mean, remember that president obama himself said that he was too polite. no one could say that about biden as last night's showdown. ryan had to make sure he didn't lose any ground. this is his first venue for a national audience sitting opposite one of the most powerful democrats in the nation. and he held his own even as mitt romney is beginning to show some improvement i
compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. and we can expect those poll results to change in the coming days as the samples are increased and the polling organizations dig deeper on the impact of these first and only vice-presidential debates. reporting live in danville, kentucky, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> randall, it's certainly interesting to watch a lot more sparks in this debate than the presidential debate. what were considered the strong and weak points of the candidate? >> well, after president obama's performance last week democrats have to show they are willing to fight and also defend the president's record. biden certainly did that. for mitt ryan, he had to stand up there with one of the most famous most powerful democrats in the nation his first time out on that kind of stage and he held his own
registered voters. they're both tied at 46%. to give you some perspective, just last month, governor romney was trail the president by nine points. such a turnaround after last week's debate. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, bob. and we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at nbcbayarea.com, including insider details on the president's private events. >>> and some san francisco voters, possibly inspired by the president's visit, getting a jump on the election. they are casting their ballots this morning for that early voting. this one will run through november 6th. hours are monday through friday, set from 8:00 a.m. in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> also in san francisco, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the embattled sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an argument with his wife that left her arm bruised. bay area political experts say the vote is the first modern test of the idea of official mis
to become a doctor. >> right now let's get to decision 2012. both presidential candidates doing serious battle in a key battleground state. today mitt romney continues his week long visit there to ohio. no rp,-c won the white house without carrying the buckeye state. earlier president obama wrapped up his 17th rally there. that's the most of any other state. with all the new polls out showing a much tighter race, both candidates definitely know, it's on. and they have to trade serious shots. this one in particular over the tax plan. it's true it's not going to have the deficit. that leaves one option. that's asking middle class families to foot the bill. >> the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is inaccurate and wrong. meanwhile, the vice presidential debate is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> 2,000 jobs are up for graps today in the south gay. 50 employers were there this event is free and ones until 1:00 this afternoon. good morning. it was an idea that was first announced last mont if you ever wonder what goes on at twitter, you can this friday. you have to register first. you s
be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >>> as for the men at the top of the ticket, president obama will remain in washington today to prepare for his next debate next week and mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground states of ohio and virginia friday. so who do you think won the debate? tell us why, too. you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> meanwhile, ryan's making some news for something other than the debate. "time" magazine has released photos of the wisconsin congressman working out. they are actually outtakes of a photo shoot from last year. some critics accuse the editors of the magazine of trying to make ryan look young and trivial. ryan has said he began a commitment to fitness when he was 16 years old after he found his
which values. let me tell you about the mitt romney that i know. >> incredible. >> you both saw benjamin netanyahu hold up the picture of a bomb with a red line through it. >> thank heavens we have the sanctions in place, and it is in spite of their opposition. all i have to point to is the results. they are four years closer to a nuclear weapon. look, did they come in and inherit a bad situation? absolutely. we are going in the wrong direction. slower than last year, and that was slower than the year before. august was slower than it was in july. >> the republican national committee is responsible for the content of this advertisement. host: next up on "washington journal," getting your reaction to the debate, back. ohio. your opinion of last night? caller: last night was awesome. i think vice president joe biden did an awesome job. last week when the debate was with the president of the united states, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, mitt romney was very rude. he was rude to the president. he was rude to america. i am one of the 47%. i am 55 years old. i started working
, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals killed in ben ghazi and it broke my heart. >> we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. >> report
part a home away from home for both the obama and the romney campaigns. they're spending a lot of time here, a lot of money here because of the role that ohio may ultimately play and who wins this election come november 6. last night mitt romney and paul ryan played to a large crowd in lancaster, ohio. there was a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of excitement in the air. and in large part because they believe the republicans believe they've won these first two debates. governor mitt romney had a pretty strong performance out in denver ten days ago. paul ryan had a pretty solid performance two nights ago down in kentucky. but that excitement and energy notwithstanding there's a lot of work left to be done for this ticket here in ohio. the president still shows a lead here in ohio, even though that lead has been chipped into over the last week or two, by about half in some of these polls. putting mitt romney within striking distance of the president. now, he may still, mitt romney may still have a challenge, a hurdle to clear with some undecided voters here. and that's surrounding this auto bai
did not go after governor romney as much as zero yo..... think both men will be both their repaired. >> he says that he will be ready. >> i am looking afford. forward -->> both will be in place for domestic issues is the only vice presidential debate before the election. christina, kron 4. >> the next presidential debate is in new york. joe biden and gop hopeful will take the stage for their first and only debate on thursday. go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates. we will take a quick break with much more. we will leave you with a look at the toll plaza. one as expected, light ♪ >> welcome back. jugo chavez overcame a serious challenge. andrew spencer reports. >> with a democratic battle. with 8 million compatriots voted for the revolution. they voted for socialism. they voted for independence. they voted for the greatness of venezuela. they voted for the future. >> his challenger what he did not win the presidency he got the commitment and love of the millions that voted for him. the national electoral council said the face of the hi
for the white house, the day after the vice- presidential debate and both sides are claiming they have one. romney is claiming that biden get to a cover-up about the murder of the u.s. ambassador and three others in libya. we of our commitment to a thousand of them date from cincinnati tonight. hi, steve. >> good evening from cincinnati, ohio. in a keyboard or roasted, this is a great place to eat and a great place to gauge the effect of last night's debate. the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. this is a local lunch favorite, but they are switching between parties. republicans are relieved today. >> last night's debate? >> congressman ryan held his own. >> i will vote for obama. period. last night just convinced me. >> paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> job growth in september was lower than august. "joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new private- sector jobs. >> he denied they covered up an al qaeda attack. >> the intelligence committee told us that. as they learn more fact, they changed their assessment. >> president obama was pleased. >> i
debate. cbs reporter ines ferre on the singular message coming from both camps. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. while mitt romney rallies supporters in the key battleground state. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. >> i'm counting on you portsmouth. let's make it happen. >> reporter: saturday romney told the crowd in the major manufacturing state that the obama administration isn't holding china cattable for unfair -- accountable for unfair trade practices that cost americans job. >> i want to make sure that when people cheat, well they don't follow the rules in trade we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating that's got to stop. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the number one issue in the election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years laters it's paying you have in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues the decision saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created nearly a quarter o
totals, but noted in a tweet that romney raised $12 million in the 48 hours after the debate. both candidates are still talking about the latest unemployment numbers. the jobless rate is now below 8%. the president was thrilled with that news while the republican nominee was skeptical. >> more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> the number of people in america, the participation of our adults in the workforce were the same as if he got elected, why our unemployment rate would be about 11%. >> president obama is set to return to the bay area on monday night. he will be at a fundraising concert in san francisco at the bill graham auditorium, along with participating in some high-priced private fundraisers as well. >>> and now a consumer alert. more than a quarter million honda crvs are being recalled tonight. crvs manufactured between february of 2002 and july of 2006 are involved. honda says if liquid enters through the driver's side window, it could damage the master power switch on the door. if that happens, the switch could overheat and melt,
on to the decision 2012. both presidential candidates are fighting hard over a key battleground state. today, gop candidate mitt romney continues his week-long visit in eye. no republican has ever won the white house without carrying the buckeye state. president obama had earlier wrapped up his 17th rally there. the most of any other state. with new polls showing a much tighter race, both candidates have been trading shots over a proposed tax plan. >> that leaves only one option. that's asking middle class families to foot the bill. >> the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> meantime, vice president joe biden and republican candidate paul ryan getting ready for their debate. that's set for tomorrow. >> right now, time for a check on the markets. for that, let's turn it over to courtney reagan. she is live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> hi, good morning. futures are a little lower right now. the imf cut its global economic forecast and investors braced for earnings. better than expected results last night but alcoa did cut demand forecast
for the championship series. >>> the race for t white house, the day after the vice presidential debate. both sides are claiming victory. but mitt romney is raising questions today about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. and what the vice president and others know about it. steve handelsman joins us live from cincinnati with the story. steve? >> reporter: jim, thank you. good evening from cincinnati, ohio. two hours after the debate site. this is a great place to eat. in a key county and maybe the key battleground state. so we hope a good place to gauge the effect of last night's debate. the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili has the lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08 but republicans are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt us in the county. >> congressman ryan held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was upbeat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in danville last night, ryan drank a lot of water,
, being evaluated. >>> in campaign 2012, both presidential candidates are back in the battleground states and for good reason. new poll numbers show mitt romney continuing to close the gap. in florida, he now leads the president 51-44. and a new national gallup poll is ahead 49-47. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team fanned out across the key battleground state saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio, we're gonna be able to take back america? >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees the enthusiasm going. >> when i'm president, i'm going to help save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the no. 1 issue in this election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later, that is paying off in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues his decision to bail out the auto industry saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and c
the white house that said. we did not go after governor romney as much as zero you have to turn up the heat. i think both men will be both their repaired. >> he says that he will be ready. >> i am looking afford. >> both will be in place for domestic issues is the only vice presidential debate before the election. christina, kron 4. >> the next presidential debate is in new york. joe biden and gop hopeful will take the stage for their first and only debate on thursday. you can watch that go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates and to watch all the presidential speeches. uninterrupted. and on digital 4.2. >> is really a military -- from israel. this was caught on heard military surveillance. you can see that this was the first time to resist a hostile aircraft that has penetrated israeli air space in six years. it is not clear who launched that drone. however, this group has sent crones before. >> demonstrators in spain with an unemployment rate of nearly 25%. the government is hoping that government spending could help reduce the deficit. the fina
the main, underlying story lines for both candidates. so, for joe biden, does he reinforce this idea that the white house is kind of tired and out of ideas? that's what the romney campaign has been pushing. for ryan, does he underline this idea that the ticket is basically hiding their true beliefs and their true numbers? if either one of those does that, then it carries on the story line. otherwise, it's just sort of fodder for a couple of days, but it just essentially disappears. >> john, there's a generation gap between the vice president and the congressman. how do you think that will affect the tone of the debate, if at all? >> reporter: well, it will be an interesting thing to watch. you can imagine it affecting the tone in terms of remember when geraldine ferraro debated george bush, there was a gender gap in that case, and she snapped back at him when he seemed to be patronizing on the question of foreign policy. there could be a situation here where joe biden could look sort of a little, you know, look, sunny, and that would end up being kind of a gaffe. but i think other th
romney was an exchange of ideas. both share a practical approach to stimulating economic growth but have different ways of getting us there. the two guys that we're going to be watching on thursday, pragmatism doesn't begin to describe them. pugilistic, not pragmatic describes these guys. get ready for a clash of the i had i can't logs. they're champions of the sweet science of political and economic thought of their respective parties. the golden boy of the economic doctrine. ryan the self-described -- the architect of the conservative platform, upon which the gop now stands. the plan to slash the deficit by gutting social programs and his party is saying he built that. in the other corner, a granddaddy of the base. 29 years old, joe biden became one of the youngest people ever elected to the u.s. senate. he's been steep in the political gospel of the democratic party for 40 years. he's played key roles in u.s. foreign policy as a member and chairman of the foreign committee. middle east, southwest asia, the united states has been there in the last four decades. joe biden has too. of co
've said the position on iran for both the president and mitt romney is very, very, very similar. >> well, soledad, we would disagree with that. the president came to power with a hand outreached for engagement. he kept quiet during the green revolution when those seeking freedom and space with civil society in tehran were being beaten, arbitrarily arrested and even killed. and he's continued to reach out. these sanctions he's now imposing now actually were forced on him by democratic senator menendez and republican senator mark kirk. the white house opposed those. the message in tehran has been one of weakness. and not resolve. bismarck, the great leader in europe in the 19th century once said that diplomacy without the use of force is music without instruments. this administration doesn't have credibility. the result is that the president of iran comes to the united states, and he -- he says that israel should be eliminated. he says that we don't have a right to contain his nuclear breakout. then our president doesn't have the time to meet with our best ally in the region, bibi netanyah
that could determine the election. in a few hours, both candidates go to ohio. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a big bounce for mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in an updated survey. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce turning the table on the president's attack on his foreign policy knowledge. speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he went on to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but added hope is in the a strategy. >> it's clear that the -- hope is not a strategy. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedrock principles. america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing rom
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and the "new york times" show a dead heat in colorado and mitt romney cutting the president's lead in wisconsin in half. fox' dug luzader looks ahead to tonight. >>reporter: both vice presidential candidates are heading into tonight's debate with some new poll numbers. this is our brand new fox news poll. it shows that joe biden and paul ryan are pretty evenly matched within the margin of error as far as their favorability numbers are concerned, but look at the unfavorables. that's where joe biden tonight has some ground to make up. paul ryan arrives in kentucky for his big night, swarmed by supporters. vice president joe biden is scheduled to arrive later today. this one on one between them is getting a lot of buildup because the stakes are so high after last week's obama/romney debate that may have turned this race on its head. president obama still stinging after what was seen as a weak performance told abc's "world news" last night that biden just needs to be himself. >> you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker, but his ideas are the wro
morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> ron, is mitt romney trying to ve more to the center? what does his statement mean? >> first of all, mitt romney is going to be a pro life president and his campaign is saying he will have a pro life agenda. in that same interview with the des moines register, he said he would reinstitute the mexico city policy, which would end federal funding for abortions overseas in other countries. right now he's talking about what voters care about, which is jobs, the economy, rising deficits. >> i understand. hang on. hang on. hang on. ron, we're not going to do talking points here. i'm asking you a very simple question. >> i'm not doing talking points. >> i didn't ask you about the economy. we can get to that. what did he mean in his statement that seems to be contradictory statements? >> i just told you what he meant. he said that his agenda is not going to be focused on abortion. it's going to be -- he did not say it was going to be focused on other issues, but obviously it's going to be. that's why he talked about the economy, what voters care about in t
that was interesting, as well, leaning on a compass, it seems like mrs. romney and mrs. obama both really are spiritual. and they look to a higher source, right? >> yeah. what became clear in these interviews, they both prayed daily. in different ways, but michelle obama said you can't be in this job and not lean on a higher power. as she talked about how she invokes that with daily prayer and how they pray at meal time with their kids. and ann romney talked about how she prays while she's working out in the morning. >> mrs. romney, i understand this is your first time meeting her. i've interviewed her, as well. what did you think about her? first impression? >> you know, she's lovely. she's warm and honestly she's more open than a lot of political wives or candidates that i've interviewed in the past, which i really appreciated. and i know "good housekeeping" readers will appreciate it. >> she brought you to tears. >> she was talking about the early days when she found out she had a mass -- before it was over, i had a few tears in my eyes too. she was very sympathetic and warm. >> i think she had a li
in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard in the state yesterday. and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear this race has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> reporter: flying over his event this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of desperation. >> these are tough times. with real serious, use. so you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stand i
of the evening showdown. good morning. >> reporter: a lot riding on the race for both candidates tonight. vice-presidential joe biden and paul ryan. ryan will be trying to keep the momentum going for mitt romney. >> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived at kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida, voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. he has been on these big stages. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible ortho. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after the president's lackluster performance at the first debate with mitt romney, many believe democra
. >> i know. you wish for both. >> when all of a sudden romney turned around and, anyway. >> that's right. that was because of that. >> yeah. we're going to continue with our what's working series with dan fuss, with the total analyzed return above 10% since the fund launched back in 1991. but first, andrew. andrew, you have the morning headline. >> i do have the morning headlines. let's talk about them. alcoa reporting better than expected earnings in revenue after the close. the company earned 3 cents per share for the third quarter. that compares to expectations o of a break even quarter. among the catalyst, stronger demand for aluminum products from airplane and automobile producers, this did, though, offset weak aluminum prices and china's slumping economy and that has a lot of people concerned. cautioning that the company's noticed a slight slowdown in some regions and end markets namely in china. so it's lowering its global demand forecast. and yum's earnings also beating the street revenues roughly in line. the company's raising its full-year outlook after sales in china held up d
after governor romney as much and so you have gotta turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very prepared. >> analysts say there's pressure on ryan to show that he's potential presidential material in his first national debate. >>> early voting begins in california today. if you want to avoid early, head to our county office. most offices will be closed today because of columbus day. ballots will be mailed tomorrow from the post office. >>> hugo chavez has been re- elected after his closest race yet. he won re-election with 54% of the vote. his dhaller -- his challenger took 45% of the vote. chavez is the longest-serving president in latin-america. >>> the islamry military says that's wear a drone that was unmanned -- the israeli military says a drone that was unmanned was discovered. >>> julie anjulian -- julian assange supporters have until november 6th to pay 150,000 because assange violated his parole. >>> convicted killer joe ran van der sloot could soon be a father -- joran van der sloot could soon be a father. the newspaper claims the woman became pregnant during an unsupe
chest $3.2 million fatter after the fund-raiser last night. republican nominee mitt romney passed mr. obama in the gallop survey. at uc davis, a high profile rally featuring bill clinton demonstrated how important both parties consider california's congressional races. mr. clinton was there to boost the profiles of sacramento area incumbe incumbents, as well as two challengers who hope to unseat republicans. before his student audience, clinton hammered hard on the value of mr. obama's student loan reform program which a romney white house would repeal. >> when you, like every previous generation of young persons, when you can afford to repay your loans, you do it virtually every time, so the taxpayers save money, so making it possible to repay your loans means more of you will. >> he told this one issue alone could change the future of the u.s. >>> the san francisco food bank is reeling from an unexpected funding cut. we show you why it's only one of the only bay area counties to miss out on badly needed federal funds. >> it's bread, vegetables and eggs for breakfast. >> reporter: g
. the day after. and both vice president -- the vice president and his gop rival are claiming a win at last night's debate. but this is new fallout tonight. mitt romney is now accusing joe biden of not being truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million
to the world series. >>> now to decision 2012. president barack obama and his challenger mitt romney are trading campaign trail for a classroom of sorts gearing up for tuesday's debate. they both plan to spend several hours doing intense preparation. meantime, president obama used his weekly address to take credit for the rejuvenated auto industry. >> he says he's going raise taxes. does anyone really think raising taxes on anyone helps get more people to work? the president's plan is status quo. more of the same. he calls it forward. i call it forewarned. >> of course that was mitt romney. he and his runningmate are in the swing state of ohio this weekend. romney spoke to large crowd and hammered the president on china, job creation and taxes. ryan told voters in the manufacturing state that the president's china policies have cost the country manufacturing jobs. now, with just three weeks to go, obama's campaign has made the record books. it has surpassed 4 million donors so far setting a new presidential campaign record for the total number of donors the obama campaign has raised
is looking forward to the debate tonight. biden's background provides information on foreign background. both of them have worked with experts behind the scene. >> michael e. daugherty is here the polls are tightening of all because the president refused to answer romney's questions on the last presidential debate. >> vice president debates are just reference to the president. this will be a little bit different because you have a campaign that is on the rise. i believe that joe biden really needs to step it up to night. tonight. >> bottom line is cut we see some fireworks tonight? >> i think that what you will see that if ryan throws a punch then biden will hit back hard. >> do not forget that sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >> some people are ro
watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. romney made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one will move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know let everybody spin it how they want. i looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> it's a draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again, i know the media's inclination, folk's inclination to pay attention to stylistic issues rather than substantive one -- the water drinking, laughing, grinning, we saw more of joe biden's teeth than his dentist last night. looking at the issues iran taxes, abortion medicare the role of faith, how they govern there are some sharp differences between the two men. i hope people paid attention to that other than the theatrics of the night. >> martha raddatz, our colleague here at abc, i think she did a fantastic job. really just keeping everybody in check. >> martha
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